Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out additional support when you need it. Actually, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize that they need a helping hand, and that is a quality to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you are at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goal. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts 50 minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions.
Here are some things you can expect out of therapy:
-Compassion, respect, and understanding
-Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
-Real strategies for enacting positive change
-Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance
If for some reason, our schedules do not match or I do not have availability, I will recommend a talented colleague in my office at New Day Psychotherapy Group that I feel would be a good fit for you based on what you have shared with me.
In general the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a patient and a psychologist. Information is NOT disclosed without written permission. There are exceptions to confidentiality such as the following: